Seraphine opens second store in Paris

One year after the opening of its flagship on Place St Sulpice, maternity brand Seraphine has opened its second store in Paris. The new 92 sq m store is located on Avenue Victor Hugo near the Champs Elysees. This marks the ninth store opening from the brand, which can also be found in London, Dubai, New York and Hong Kong.

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Smartech opens new flagship store at Selfridges

Software-powered retailer Smartech has more than doubled its footprint in Selfridges with the launch of a new flagship store, featuring Selfridges’ first ever robot, YuMi, a robot barista. Smartech’s new store is furthering its mission to make Selfridges the destination for innovation and bring customers access to the most cutting-edge technology and allow them to try it firsthand — most of them start-up companies new to traditional retail channels.

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Selfridges welcomes KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA collaboration

Karl Lagerfeld has partnered with Kaia Gerber to introduce the 'KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA' capsule collection in Fall 2018, and in celebration has opened a dedicated space at Selfridges on Oxford Street.

'When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together,' says Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. 'We have been working intensely over the last months with Kaia in L.A. and at our studio in Paris. It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women.'

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Bompas & Parr and Tesco Finest to launch immersive tasting experience

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tesco Finest, the supermarket is working with experimental food duo, Bompas & Parr to create an edible exhibition, inviting food lovers to embark on a journey of exceptional taste discoveries. 'DEVOUR – the exhibition you can eat by Tesco Finest’ will fuse the worlds of food, art, design and theatre to create an exploration behind its products and an adventure for all the senses.

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First Starbucks Reserve Roastery opens in Italy

Starbucks has opened its first store in Italy – the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan. The highly anticipated Milan Roastery is the crown jewel of Starbucks' global retail footprint; a place where Italian customers can come to discover the art and science of coffee in a breathtaking environment that is both a homage to the city of Milan and a celebration of everything Starbucks has learned about coffee in its 47-year history.

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